Stephanie Sprenger

  • Friends Are The Family We Choose For Ourselves: My “Sole” Sisters

    *Originally published on March 24th, 2013
    Today’s essay is from Hollie Deline, mother of a toddler. She writes about her experience moving to a new city, finding a niche with a bellydancing troupe, and her transition to new motherhood. Her story chronicles how her fellow dancers supported her through her motherhood experience, and features some fantastic photos. Read about Hollie and her “Sole” Sisters.

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  • Leslie and Me

    Originally published on April 1, 2013

    Today’s essay is from Carisa Miller of Her unique style contrasts the differences between her cherished friend and herself, yet eloquently describes the ways in which they fit together. Read her story here: Leslie and Me

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  • Friendships Form in the Most Unlikely of Places

    *Originally posted on March 17, 2013

    Today’s essay is from Julie DeNeen, blogger extraordinaire. She tell us a story not only of how blogging can connect people, but of how a new friendship with a complete stranger changed her life and brought her through a time of intense crisis. Read her memorable essay here.

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  • A Friendship Story: Marisa

    *Originally published on March 14, 2013

    We are continuing our first week of the series with another fantastic essay, this time from Elura Nanos. Elura is the owner of Lawyer Up, and is also the star of “Staten Island Law” on the Oprah Winfrey Network. (OWN) Have you ever been “forced” into a friendship by your parents? Did it work out differently than you might have thought?

    Read this beautiful story of childhood friendship and its evolution here:  A Friendship Story: Marisa

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  • HerStories: Erica

    *Originally published on March 10, 2013

    When Jessica and I introduced HerStories, I spent quite a bit of time deciding which friend I would write about for our first friendship essay of the series. I couldn’t decide if I would write about my best childhood friend, my girlfriend that I’ve had since before I became a mother, or one of the women from my moms’ support group. In the end, I chose Erica, a friend I am connected to through the shared bond of motherhood, as well as another, less obvious and perhaps more painful bond.



    Read our story here:

    Introducing HerStories: Tales of Friendship- Erica

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